Global development of textile and apparel industry in the aftermath of agreement on textile and clothing (1995)

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2012
Karamollaoğlu, Nilay
This thesis analyses ATAKA’s rise as a prominent actor in Bulgarian politics and to what extent this success is sustainable. The first section seeks the roots of authoritarianism in Bulgaria. The following section focuses on the restructuring and transformation in Bulgaria following the end of the Communist Party rule. The last section examines the reproduction of authoritarianism Bulgaria which is manifested through the rise of ATAKA in the last few years. Main argument of the thesis is that while the party’s success has been rather fast and unexpected in the beginning, it was a result of the recreation of authoritarianism that has been present in the Bulgarian history and manifested itself through ATAKA and its xenophobic-racist rhetoric since 2005. While the sustainability of ATAKA’s success in the long-term is in question considering its decline in the 2009 parliamentary elections, there is always the possibility of the authoritarianism resurfacing through different mediums, if not through ATAKA.

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N. Karamollaoğlu, “Global development of textile and apparel industry in the aftermath of agreement on textile and clothing (1995),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.